[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
As a pioneer of stand-up comedy, Rod Quantock has more than thirty years’ experience working in cabaret, theatre, television and radio.
In 2013, Rod celebrated his 45th year in stand up with a one off show at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre which received rave reviews in the media.
He has won awards, he has performed countless shows at the [...]
[ 2 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Comedy Club at the Civic Pub featuring Andrew Barnett
Since bursting onto the Sydney Comedy scene in 2010, Andrew Barnett has established himself as a crowd favourite in Comedy rooms throughout Sydney and across the country. He has supported some of the finest international and local acts including Dom Irrera (USA), Ian Bagg (Can) and Akmal [...]
[ 15 January 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Comedian Tony Martin from The Late Show, Martin/Molloy and Get This in his first proper stand-up show in ages. Fresh from a sold-out season at The Melbourne Fringe don’t miss this special event – One night only!
“Fantastically funny” – Crikey.com
“Utterly hilarious” – Squirrel Comedy
“Lanky and personable” – The Age
Tony will be supported by local [...]
[ 18 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
El Jaguar is returning to Canberra after his sell out show at the Civic Pub.
Join former WWF masked Mexican wrestler El Jaguar for a high energy, highly interactive evening of spontaneous fiesta making.
“A rip roaring show of immense proportions” – theatreview
Night will be hosted by Emo Parsonson with supports Tom Gibson, Nick Smith and Tim [...]
[ 4 November 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Schnitz & Giggles is Canberra’s regular improvisation comedy show – Wednesday nights at Digress Lounge and Bar (11 Akuna Street).
You can now pre-book your Schnitz tickets, with/without Canberra’s best and cheapest Curry & Rice deal, here http://www.schnitzandgiggles.com.au/tickets
This show we have a special treat for you!
Come and see Hannah Gissane, Ewan Lawrie, Scott Bowcher, [...]
[ 4 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
November Comedy Club at The Civic Pub features a huge line-up of acts including Jay Sullivan and interstate guests Dane Simpson, Ray Badran, Sam Campbell and John Cruickshank.
When: Wednesday 4th November 2015
Time: Kicks off at 8pm with doors opening at 7:30pm
Where: The Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street Braddon
Tickets are $15 booked here or $20 on [...]
[ 18 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Comedy legend Bob Franklin comes to Canberra to headline Uni Pub Comedy.Star of Jimeoin and Bob’s Cooking show and appearing in loads of TV shows and movies, Bob will bring his laconic comedy and poetry to Canberra in September.
When: 8pm Friday 18 September 2015 (doors open at 7:30pm)
Where: Uni Pub – London Circuit – Level [...]
[ 7 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 14 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 21 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra audiences are cordially invited this October to enjoy a soiree of extreme silliness. Guests are implored to come in, enjoy a drink and be a fly on the wall as the hosts prepare to drop a bombshell on their guests. Will desires, singledom and petty grudges overshadow their big news?
The Front Café & Gallery [...]
[ 25 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
That’s right Canberra. From the gentlemen who brought you up to speed on Oofty Goofty, The Dollop is coming for a live podcast. One of the must-listen podcasts is touring Australia and they have managed to squeeze in a visit to Canberra.
In case you don’t know, The Dollop is a weekly podcast hosted by Dave [...]
[ 5 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Laura Davis presents her award winning show, Ghost Machine.
Winner of the prestigious Golden Gibbo award for best independent show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015, Laura Davis’ Ghost Machine is a truly unique experience for comedy lovers.
Described by critics as being ‘phenomenal’, ‘bold and extraordinary’, as well as ‘fiercely funny’, and ‘totally hilarious’, GHOST MACHINE [...]
[ 15 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
After 10 years of bartending and 12 years of stand-up (some overlap) Jacques has weaponised his ability to sum people up on sight.
His policy? Always judge a book by its cover; that’s the whole point of a cover…
We all have decent intuition when we meet new people but Jacques wants to go deeper.
Teaching you how [...]
[ 9 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Half stand-up show, half live podcast recording, A Shot & A Beer is back for the second month with the celebrated and hilarious talent, Jen Carnovale.
Look at this quote from ‘Funny Women’ (UK) if you need more convincing:
‘Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, (Jen) had perfect timing and confident, deadpan delivery.’ Funny [...]
[ 11 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Come join us at Canberra’s newest comedy night. Half stand up comedy, half live podcast. First show and we are very excited to bring the hilarious, talented and very tall comedy stylings of John Cruckshank. John is coming off the back of a successful run in the Sydney Comedy Festival with his avalanchely (?) [...]
[ 3 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
June Comedy Club at the Civic Pub features the philosophical bogan Matty B, along with a host of great acts including interstate guests Mitch Garling and Will McKellar, as well as Shahed Sharify and more.
Matty B is a stand up comedian moulded from the school of hard knocks that is the Newcastle comedy scene. He has [...]
[ 26 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Finally there’s a comedy room in the city. Get along to the first Uni Pub comedy night on Friday 26 June at 8pm.
Adam Rozenbachs is a stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster, actor and voice over artist. He has steadily risen to become one of Australia’s funniest and most consistent performers, writers and broadcasters. Adam has [...]
I will begin with a warning: Do not go to see this movie on an empty stomach!
Part visual love ode to food, part father/son redemption tale, Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ is a film that is very hard not to like.
Think ‘Rocky’ with a cooking knife.
Jon Favreau, director of studio blockbusters ‘Iron Man 1 & 2′, has [...]
[ 4 March 2014 to 9 March 2014. ]
Best known for his hosting role on cult hit Backberner and The Einstein Factor, Peter Berner is returning to his roots as a stand-up comic to say all the stuff he can’t get away with on the telly!
Peter Berner is one of Australia’s best known media personalities, and has been on TV and Radio for [...]
With the Canberra Comedy Festival coming up, get in early tonight at Smiths’ Alternative for ‘Schnityz and Giggles’.
Canberras’ only regular improvised comedy show, inspired by ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ (no Wayne Brady unfortunately but we are working on it). Come see some of your cities best improvisors perform for the honour of winning the ‘Golden Schnitz’. [...]
Smart, catchy, witty, filthy and hugely entertaining musical comedian, Sammy J, is coming to the 2014 Canberra Comedy Festival. Sammy’s hosted a national sketch comedy show and performed to sell-out crowds in Australia and the
massive international comedy festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal. His musical comedy has seen him nominated for two ARIA awards.
Sammy’s 2012 Aria [...]
Before Rove Live, Talking About Your Generation, and The Project made him a household name, Charlie Pickering was at the top of his game as a stand-up comedian. Witty, inventive, and edgy, Pickering toured the world, selling out shows from Melbourne to Edinburgh. Now he’s hitting the stage again to say the stuff he can’t [...]
I was at a gig last week and two things occurred that haven’t happened for at least two years.
1) Prometheus and I performed together, and;
2) I was watching him and I knew that I couldn’t follow it.
He and I used to gig together a lot, but both living such hectic lives and having young [...]
[ 13 December 2013 to 14 December 2013. ] “Hotel Incognito” will consist of 24 shows running approximately 45 minutes, starting on the hour, every hour, from 8pm Friday 13 December and running until 8pm Saturday 14 December. That’s right there will be shows running all night and all day, so if you rock up at 3am there will be an episode being performed.
Set in [...]
Pre-purchase future mirth before anyone else has a chance to gobble it all up by heading over to the Canberra Theatre website and entering a special code!
What code? Well you’ll need to be a premium-member to find out!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org from the same email you used to create your membership here and he’ll give you the [...]
[ 11 October 2013 to 13 October 2013. ]
Duck Bunny Theatre are hitting the Street Theatre with their new satyrical work The Fridge next month.
In a re-imagining of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Duck Bunny Theatre’s new satirical play The Fridge, mocks the powerful, and exposes the foolish in a comedic fable about the clash of want versus need premiering at The Street Theatre [...]
[ 4 September 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Jay Leno is the talk-show guy with the big chin whose show isn’t aired here in Australia.
We only really know because he’s parodied on other shows that are aired here.
Well the guy that writes his jokes is headlining at the Comedy Club at Civic Pub.
Comedy Club at the Civic Pub is proud to present internationally [...]
[ 6 September 2013 to 21 September 2013. ] An interactive, roving show where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as the actors navigate an actual workplace.
[ 6 June 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] J C Inman of ‘poetry slammin’ fame and Smith’s Alternative are starting up a new comedy slam night at Smith’s that kicks off on the 6th of June.
Smiths Alternative hosts the first edition of Slammed Laughter, a 5 minute stand up comedy competition
Entry is open to all, sign up on the night!
Entrants compete for cash [...]
Comedian Dayne Rathbone’s offering a double pass to a lucky RiotACT Paid Subscriber for this weekend’s show.
First to email email@example.com with your [paid] userid wins the tix!
[ 30 May 2013 to 31 May 2013. ]
Since starting his comedy career in Canberra in 2010, hilariously-awkward comedian Dayne Rathbone has gone on to national and international success. In 2011 he took out Australia’s biggest comedy competition, Raw Comedy, followed by second place in So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Last year he supported Anthony Jeselnik (USA) on his debut [...]
The Canberra Comedy Festival is letting us know how their first year went!
The inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, which ran from March 19th March 23rd, showed that Canberrans have an appetite for Comedy – posting whopping audience numbers in its first year.
The festival hosted a range of local, interstate, and international comedians performing over 28 shows, [...]
[ 19 March 2013 to 23 March 2013. ] I was lucky enough to be a guest of the Canberra Comedy Festival for their gala showcase tonight.
While Andrew Barr was speaking (and making a pretty well delivered joke about having to play the straight man) his staff emailed out a media release sharing his thoughts:
This evening I officially opened the inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, [...]
Have you watched the video yet? Do it. I’ll wait. I don’t want to ruin it for you.
My original title for this article was going to be ‘Magical fortune telling iPhone app helps Sarah from Belconnen not sleep with a hipster’ but that would be giving it all away.
Everything about this clip is amazing. From [...]